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Llano County Library System Foundation Becomes Endowed

The Llano County Library System Foundation has established an endowment account with the Highland Lakes Legacy Fund, a family of charitable funds administered by the Austin Community Foundation. Highland Lakes Legacy Fund has become a highly respected foundation since its establishment in 1977.The LCLSF is dedicated to fruitful grants for the Llano County Library System, which includes the

Ask a Local Realtor

This week's question comes from a Beacon reader that asks, "Are online instant estimates accurate for real estate values?".Estimates of value for online real estate listings are very popular with buyers. It may be the primary reason Zillow has become the most popular real estate website. They were the first major player to create software to generate their "Zestimates".The answer to the question

Wake Up Call

With recent market turbulence investors are receiving a wake-up call. It has been a fairly smooth ride to new highs with very little dips in the road. Investors whom feared the Fed raising rates looked for other sources of income through the stock market and found a very welcoming place. Yet, with recent volatility, investors are reminded of some of the reasons that trees do not grow to the sky....

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Council Comments

Well, it was a full day of City business starting with a 9:00 AM budget workshop and ending with adjournment of the monthly Council meeting at 5:50 PM. It was a long but productive day.Following Pastor Johnny White's invocation and pledges to the flags we had the pleasure of introducing our new Fire Chief, Joe Morris, to those in attendance. Joe is a wonderful addition to our City staff and, as

A Note from the Llano Superintendent of Schools

New Opportunities at Llano ISD

Monday, August 24, 2015, was the day we opened our doors to our students for yet another great school year. Each year we are presented with the opportunity for a new beginning, new goals, renewed friendships, new classes, new experiences...and the list goes on. How we choose to utilize these new opportunities will set the stage for the school year. I have no doubt we will have a tremendous school

Shrunken Head- Part 2

In last week's column, I mentioned a particular shrunken head brought to our school assembly by a man named Harry Dodds. I mistakenly wrote the shrunken head had originated from South America. How do I know I was wrong? Facebook.I am a member of a group on Facebook, who all graduated from Cross Plains High School. We range in age from 50 to 75 and we discuss topics such our most disliked teacher

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